The Overstory

by Richard Powers | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1784708240 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmeganhwing of Preston, Victoria Australia on 2/2/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Thursday, February 2, 2023
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“ I did mostly enjoy this novel. I loved the individual stories of each of the main characters and the way they were connected through the story of the trees, and eventually, some of them in real life. I was less interested in the radical protesting of some of them, although the fatality that occurred and the ensuing paths they took kept me reading.
Very well written, sometimes tedious in it’s descriptions but I always enjoy books which weave supposedly disparate characters together during the unfolding story.
The story of Neelay, the computer obsessed only child of immigrant Indians was particularly interesting. After getting into trouble with his teacher when he was eleven, the shame this would bring to his parents sent him to climb a huge oak tree, only to fall and become a quadriplegic. Despite his physical limitations he became a huge success inventing computer games, but eventually he wanted more from life. He got his inspiration from trees, briefly interacted with one of the other characters and as he watched the climate destroying our world as his life was also failing, tried to bring the world to life via the Internet.
A well deserved Pulitzer Prize winner, and the first book I have read during this pandemic that I actually became absorbed in”.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmeganhwing at Oh The Places You’ll Go Street Library in Preston, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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